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Nutrition for Young Athletes Course

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  • Provider: OnCourse Learning
  • Credits: ACE 1.0 CECs
  • Course Type: Self-Paced / Home Study
  • Course Contains: Book Online Quiz
  • American Council on Exercise

Be the coach, parent or physical education teacher children need by understanding their unique nutritional needs and how you can help them reach their peak athletic performance. Explore how you can limit risks by learning to identify eating disorders and complications from heat. And discover proper fluid replacement strategies for young exercisers and competitors to use before, during and after activity. You’ll review body composition assessments for youth and guidelines for weight loss and gain.


You will learn:

  • Assessments for growth and development in children and adolescents
  • Fluid replacement guidelines for young athletes before, during and after activity
  • Prevention strategies for heat disorders
  • Diagnostic criteria, physical symptoms and medical complications of eating disorders
  • Limitations of body composition assessment in youth
  • How guidelines for weight loss and gain in children and adolescents differ with age
  • Factors that impact protein requirements in youth
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